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Improving the mental health and psychological well-being of all children and young people in Salford. Salford Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Strategy: Maggie Maudsley CAMHS Coordinator. Level of Need: Performance Indicators.

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Salford child and adolescent mental health services camhs strategy maggie maudsley

Improving the mental health and psychological well-being of all children and young people in Salford

Salford Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Strategy:

Maggie Maudsley

CAMHS Coordinator


Level of need performance indicators

Level of Need: Performance Indicators

  • NI 58: Emotional and Behavioural health of Looked After Children. In 2008/09 average score from carers’ questionnaires was 7.1 which is regarded as surprisingly low

  • NI51: Commissioning Comprehensive CAMHS: Salford has been estimated as ‘underachieving’, although performance has improved since 2008

  • NI 50: Emotional Health of Children & Young People – 67% in 2008 felt they were supported (slightly above average score for North West and England as a whole)


Graduated responses

Graduated responses


Universal services

Universal Services

  • Implementing Social & Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL) as part of holistic PHSE and achieving enhanced Healthy School Status. i.e.:

  • effective whole setting frameworks for promoting emotional wellbeing & mental health including anti-bullying practices.

  • ‘Quality first’ teaching of social & emotional skills to all children through SEAL programme

  • Provision of evidence based Parenting Support Programmes e.g. Incredible Years for parents of under 8 yr olds

  • Effective School Council; Effective Parent Council; Available School health ‘drop ins’.

  • Outcomes measured by Tell Us 4 survey (NI 50) / PASS


Universal services plus

Universal Services Plus

Group work with identified children/ young people e.g. SEAL related work with families using

  • Circle time, Pyramid groups; FRIENDS groups

  • Involving parents in group approaches

  • using Solution Focused techniques to resolve difficulties

  • Restorative Justice techniques

  • Use learning mentors or extended services around schools

  • Invite external provider to undertake group work with young people e.g. BEST, Relate or 42nd St


Targeted services

Targeted services

  • ‘Targeted’ specialist CAMHS are provided for children and young people in identified ‘vulnerable groups’ including BME; those with learning disabilities, Looked after Children; Young Offenders; and 16/17 yr olds

  • Advertise external and /or ‘commission’ on site individual counselling services

  • Use consultation networks with Locality team (including Education Welfare); Educational Psychology Service; Inclusion Learning services and links with School Health & specialist CAMHS

  • Establish ‘consultation’ agreement with specialist CAMHS

  • Complete CAF tool to use Family Action Model to coordinate support packages


Specialist camhs

Specialist CAMHS

  • Refer to specialist Child and Adolescent Mental health Services using CAF via School Health including Community Paediatricians and School Health Advisors or child’s G.P.

  • CAMHS provide evidence based interventions

  • Evaluation and monitoring of an effective and flexible service including:

  • Accessibility; Publicity; Confidentiality & Consent; appropriate environment; staff training, skills , attitudes and values, joined up working, involvement of young people and parent/carers


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